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Lincoln's state-of-the-union address...
Item # 688027
December 16, 1863
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 16, 1863
* President Abraham Lincoln
* State of the Union Address
* Rare pro-Confederate publication
This issue is significant in that it published on page 6 the: "President's Message" being Abraham Lincoln's annual state-of-the-union address, which takes over half of pg. 6 and nearly half of pg. 7 where it is signed in type: Abraham Lincoln. Not surprisingly there is much in this address on the events of the Civil War.
Immediately following this address is a Proclamation by Lincoln offering a full pardon to those who would return their allegiance to the federal government. This document is also signed in type: Abraham Lincoln. Interesting to find the complete printing of Lincoln's address in this anti-Lincoln newspaper.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by law. So obnoxious was this paper to unionists that it was denied circulation in some cities. In 1863 the press was raided by a hateful mob.